This is an actual conversation that I had with my mother.
Me: MOM! This is an emergency! I need to go to Target and I need you to buy me a lot of things!
Mother: laughs Why do I need to buy you things? You’re an adult.
Me: But mother, you see, these are work related expenses. So I shouldn’t have to pay for my work related expenses. Clearly.
Mother: What on earth are these “work expenses” may I ask?
Me: Well I need self tanner, nail polish, hair products, makeup, hand sanitizer and any interesting $5 movies.
Mother: laughs in my face Those are in no way work related.
Me: But they ARE. If I had self tanner, or nail polish or other beauty products I would feel more confident. And if I were more confident, I would not only be happier in the work place but it is practically proven science that confident people get more work done. Also, like, if I get movies I like then I’ll be in a better mood after watching them and I’ll be more pleasant at work! It all makes sense!
Mother: This seems like questionable science….
Me: But don’t you want me to be a confident, strong, young woman?!?!? Is this not important to you?!?!?!?!
*Update: No one took me to Target. And no one has bought me the random things I want. My life is so sad.